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NRA - what should be its role?

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by oboe, Aug 4, 2010.

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  1. Sam1911

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    By ALL means do so. Don't look just at what they SAY, but at what they've ACCOMPLISHED. Then decide where your money will do the most good.

    Remember, talk is cheap and easy. Accomplishment in the national political arena is both very complicated -- requiring both expertise and credibility as well as the power to speak for the largest constituency possible -- and VERY expensive.
     
  2. TexasRifleman

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    So is GOA, so is SAF, so are the state organizations. If you look at other groups you will see the same kind of "worst case" scare stuff used. AOPA, AARP, etc.

    The simple fact is that fund raising for legislative activities is difficult and sometimes the only way to get donors attention is to present a what if using a worse case example.

    GOA does it all the time, theirs usually involves a discussion about how the NRA is giving away your rights. Is that scare tactic any more or less appropriate than any the NRA uses?

    Join them all I say, and hope that at least one of them is awake when something comes up.
     
  3. hso

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    Gotta agree with Sam and TR.

    If you want to make a contribution to any RKBA organization take a hard look at what they've accomplished instead of what they say. Any huckster can tell you they'll do something for you if you'll just give them money, but a smart "consumer" checks out the performance of an operation before putting any important task in their hands (and they're hard earned bucks).

    If it turns out that one operation does one thing well and a different operation does something else well and the two together give you a better result than either separately, pay for both to do what they've PROVEN to do well. Heck, support JPFO and SAF and NRA-ILA and GOA and your state organizations, just be sure you're spending your money wisely.
     
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    Support 2A to the fullest extent and not to endorse Harry Reid(D).
     
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  6. oboe

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    Some general observations:

    In a democratic republic, the point is that people disagree but agree on a method by which they work things out.

    You don't always get everything you want. You get as much as you can.

    "Politics is the art of the possible." LBJ

    There are two things you don't never wanna see being made. If'n you ever seen what went into 'em, you wouldn't want nothing to do with either of 'em. One is sausage. The other is law.

    Reality is . . . real.

    Effectiveness counts.

    NRA.
     
  7. BBQLS1

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    I support the NRA and a local (state) organization. The anti-NRA stuff is just silly.
     
  8. lloveless

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    I hear here about accomplishments of GOA. I don't know of any. Can anyone elaborate? No politico has complained they didn't get elected or legislation passed because of GOA from where I sit. Maybe I am just dumb?
    ll
     
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